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Ministry: Australia's stance 'a travesty of freedom and democracy'
 
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Dec. 2 that the reason Australia and some people in the United States felt outraged about a graphic related to Australian soldiers' murderous behavior in Afghanistan is because they don't think the Chinese people have the right to comment on it.
 
"They've been trying to style themselves as defenders of freedom and democracy, but that is either a travesty of freedom and democracy or double standards and hypocrisy," Hua said at a regular news briefing in Beijing.
 
From: China Daily
 
Xi Jinping outlines challenges lying ahead of China's war on poverty
 
President Xi Jinping said on Dec. 3 that China has made remarkable achievements in eradicating absolute poverty, while more work needs to be done to consolidate these achievements in the war on poverty.
 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, more than a week after the country's last nine counties cast off poverty.
 
From: CGTN
 
UN Chief calls for involvement of persons living with disabilities in pandemic recovery efforts
 
Persons living with disabilities are among the worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Dec. 3 as the world marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
 
In his message, Guterres called for the involvement of persons living with disabilities in the world’s quest to emerge from the effects of the pandemic which had ravaged the world for the better part of 2020.
 
From: CGTN
 
Carrie Lam: 'One Country, Two Systems' upholds Hong Kong's core values
 
Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Dec. 9 that the core values underpinning the HKSAR's success, including people's rights and freedoms, the rule of law and judicial independence, will continue to be upheld under the principle of "One Country, Two Systems."
 
From: CGTN
 
UN chief calls for solidarity in fighting COVID-19 on Human Rights Day
 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Dec. 10 called for global solidarity to fight COVID-19 in a message on Human Rights Day, which falls on Dec. 10.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China says its human rights will be further improved in new journey of development
 
Human rights conditions in China will be further improved in the upcoming new journey of development, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Dec. 10, World Human Rights Day.
 
China attaches great importance to promoting and protecting human rights of its people with a people-centered approach, addressing concerns from certain Western countries, Hua said at a press briefing.
 
From: CGTN
 
Promise of human rights must be met with greater actions
 
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the world was confronted with the daunting tasks of combating poverty, reducing inequality and curbing discrimination, problems that are detrimental to the promotion of human rights worldwide.
 
With the cataclysmic pandemic continuing across the globe, the plight of the vulnerable is only being exacerbated. Human Rights Day, which falls on Dec. 10, is a timely reminder for the international community to meet the promise of protecting human rights with more substantial efforts. The most immediate task to guarantee human rights is to beat the pandemic as fast as possible.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China says U.S. exposes blatant hypocrisy on human rights
 
China said the U.S. practices on human rights have demonstrated to the whole world what "textbook" human rights hypocrisy looks like on Dec. 11.
 
China resolutely opposes and rejects any country interfering in China's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing in response to a Weibo post by the U.S. Embassy in China related to China's human rights.
 
From: Xinhua
 
UN mission rebuts 'political virus'
 
China's permanent mission to the United Nations has rebutted a US official's remarks against China regarding human rights.
 
"On Dec 14, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Kelly Craft made an unwarranted attack on China's human rights situation, spreading political virus once again, which China resolutely opposes and totally rejects," a spokesperson said in a statement posted on Dec. 14, 2020.
 
The statement was made in response to a speech by Craft at The Heritage Foundation, a think tank based in Washington DC, during which she criticized China's election to the UN Human Rights Council in October and called for reform of the international organ.
 
From: China Daily
 
International Criminal Court rejects calls to investigate China for 'genocide' in Xinjiang
 
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday rejected calls to investigate China for alleged genocide and crimes against the Uygurs in the country's remote Xinjiang region, the chief prosecutor office said in a report on Monday.
 
From: CGTN
 
Seminar on human rights discourse held in north China city
 
A seminar on human rights discourse was held in north China's Tianjin municipality on Dec. 19, 2020. Over 50 experts and scholars from human rights research institutes across the country attended the event in person or via video conference.
 
The event, jointly hosted by China Society for Human Rights Studies and the human rights research center in Tianjin-based Nankai University, coincided with the 10th anniversary of the release of the report on China's human rights development, or the annual human rights blue book.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang Situation: 'Camera installed to monitor Muslims' is 'pure lie'
 
Against the accusations made by certain Western media outlets, officials and religious people from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region say rumors like "forced labor" in Xinjiang and local government installed cameras "to supervise religious people" are purely "slander."
 
Elijan Anayit, spokesperson for the Information Office of the People's Government of Xinjiang, said on Dec. 21 at a news briefing that the accusations of so-called "forced-labor" and "oppression" couldn't be further from the truth.
 
From: CGTN
 
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